Free Tree Tenders Classes for those living in the TTF watershed: Germantowners, This Means You!

Free Tree Tenders Classes for those living in the TTF watershed
by Abington, PA Shade Tree Commission on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:40am ·

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) works with many larger stakeholders in Philadelphia and Montgomery County to improve our watershed. Because trees play such a significant role in watershed health by absorbing and filtering stormwater before it reaches our streams, we work with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR), and others to support their groundbreaking tree planting efforts, including Plant One Million,Tree Tenders, and TreePhilly.

For example, the Germantown Tree Tenders group, started and supported by TTF, has planted 65 trees. Working through TreePhilly, we have surveyed thousands of tree planting locations in West Oak Lane.

As you may know, PHS Tree Tenders training teaches the value and benefits of trees, tree biology and identification, and how to properly plant and care for a tree. Training is best suited for ages 16 and up.

This fall, we are piloting a special project we want you to know about! TTF will pay the training fee of $25 for TTF watershed residents who complete the PHS Tree Tender class in October, and agree to become active Tree Tenders.

Please help us get the word out to your network and community by sharing this information. Tree Tender training dates and times are as follows:

PHS Tree Tenders

October 3, 10, and 17 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

100 N. 20th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

People interested in participating in this special opportunity should contact abby@ttfwatershed.orgor 215-844-8100 for more information as soon as possible.

Thank you. We look forward to continuing to work with you on behalf of our watershed community,

Abby Grosslein, Tree Campaign Organizer

Alix Howard, Director of Education and Outreach

Julie Slavet, Executive Director

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1 Response to Free Tree Tenders Classes for those living in the TTF watershed: Germantowners, This Means You!

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! We are having another education workshop on December 12 at Awbury Arboretum. Please help us get the word out to Germantown residents!

    WHAT: Branch Out: An Introduction to PHS Tree Tenders

    DATE: December 12, 2012

    TIME: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Light dinner followed by program

    PLACE: At the beautiful, historic Awbury Arboretum

    One Awbury Road

    Philadelphia, PA 19138

    CONTACT: RSVP or for more information to Abby Grosslein at 215.844.8100 or

    Join us to learn about the benefits of trees for your community and how you can become involved in greening efforts! This free program is a special collaboration among the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), and the Awbury Arboretum Association. You will have an opportunity to network with other community green activists and learn about:

    Why trees are important
    How our urban environment affects trees
    How to care for trees
    How to become a Tree Tender®

    The resources and programs of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), the Awbury Arboretum Association, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).
    PHS motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture. PHS’s Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community. TTF’s mission is to enhance the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and its watershed. TTF initiates and supports efforts to restore the health of the watershed, and mobilize our communities as watershed stewards through community outreach, networking, educational programs, and project coordination and implementation. The mission of the Awbury Arboretum Association is to preserve and interpret Awbury’s historic house and landscape, thereby connecting an urban community with nature and history.

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